#88 – Eric Weinstein: Geometric Unity and the Call for New Ideas, Leaders & Institutions

Eric Weinstein is a mathematician with a bold and piercing intelligence, unafraid to explore the biggest questions in the universe and shine a light on the darkest corners of our society. He is the host of The Portal podcast, a part of which, he recently released his 2013 Oxford lecture on his theory of Geometric Unity that is at the center of his lifelong efforts in arriving at a theory of everything that unifies the fundamental laws of physics.

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Eric’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricRWeinstein
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The Portal podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-portal/id1469999563
Graph, Wall, Tome wiki: https://theportal.wiki/wiki/Graph,_Wall,_Tome

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Here’s the outline of the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.

00:00 – Introduction
02:08 – World War II and the Coronavirus Pandemic
14:03 – New leaders
31:18 – Hope for our time
34:23 – WHO
44:19 – Geometric unity
1:38:55 – We need to get off this planet
1:40:47 – Elon Musk
1:46:58 – Take Back MIT
2:15:31 – The time at Harvard
2:37:01 – The Portal
2:42:58 – Legacy